Happy Canada Day! Today we celebrate the birth of our nation and the birth of the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival which starts today! Being the savvy Fringe Festival-goers I know you all are, I’m sure you’re headed to the festival the first weekend to catch as much new stuff as you can and totally not procrastinating and waiting in the lines for the busier second weekend? Right?
Of course being an early bird is even easier if you won free tickets from our Fringe for Free contest!
For every day of the festival, we’ll be giving out tickets to 5 shows. Exciting, right? What’s even more exciting is how easy it is to enter – you can enter each of the five contests by sending us an email (more details below).
Remember, you need to enter each contest individually. If we pick your name, you’ve got two tickets heading your way.
Check out the list of the 5 shows playing on Friday, July 3rd after the jump.
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the show’s title in the subject line, and ensure we have your full name in the body. (We promise that your email address will not be used for any other purpose: it will not be added to any mailing lists, sold to third parties, or anything like that.)
- Each email counts as a single entry. If you want to enter all 5 contests, you must send 5 emails.
- Tickets are non-transferable and are only for the date and time indicated below. Tickets may not be exchanged. Please ensure you can attend the performance listed.
- All entries must be received by 7 PM on the day before the performance. The drawing will be held at 9 PM, and winners will be informed immediately. Winners are required to confirm their attendance by 10 AM on the morning of the performance.
- Tickets will be held in your name at the venue box office, available 1 hour before the performance. Tickets will only be held until 15 minutes before curtain: any comps left unclaimed at that juncture may be sold.
Today’s Toronto Fringe Festival Contests
Carrie’s Little Lambs – 1:15PM on July 3rd (Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst St)
To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:15 PM show on Friday, July 3rd please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Carrie’s Little Lambs” by 7pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Carrie’s Little Lambs focuses on Carrie (played by Brook McGinnis), who hosts a children’s television program dedicated to instilling what Carrie considers to be values in the young. Over the course of this single episode of her program, we get to watch in interest mitigated by horror as Carrie, played by stage veteran Brook McGinnis, guides her young and impressionable viewers through the world of bigotry hidden behind righteousness.
July 02 at 06:30 PM
July 03 at 01:15 PM
July 04 at 07:00 PM
July 05 at 03:00 PM
July 06 at 08:15 PM
July 08 at 05:45 PM
July 11 at 12:30 PM
Show length: 45min.
How May I Hate You? – 1:45 PM on July 3rd (Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St)
To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:45 PM show on Friday, July 3rd please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “How May I Hate You?” by 7pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
In this zesty satire on working in Toronto’s customer service industry, Bossman will take you through the training for your new job at General Corporations Inc. With the help of employees Stella, Marcus and Jacqueline we will cover topics such as upselling, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and the age old rule: THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.
July 3rd, 1:45PM
July 4th, 5:45PM
July 5th, 7:30PM
July 7th, 9:00PM
July 8th, 4:15PM
July 11th, 3:30PM
July 12th, 2:45PM
Show length: 60min.
Ninety – 1:45 PM on July 3rd (Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue)
To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 1:45 PM show on Friday, July 3rd please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Ninety” by 7pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Ninety, by award-winning playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, makes its Canadian premiere at the Toronto Fringe. Ninety is a striking portrait of a failed marriage, an exploration of love, loss and the frenzied passage of time. William gives Isabel ninety minutes to make her case before he remarries. Ninety minutes is all she has to try and change everything.
July 2 @ 8:15pm
July 3 @ 1:45pm
July 6 @ 10:30pm
July 7 @ 9:45pm
July 8 @ 3:45pm
July 9 @ 7:30pm
July 11@ 12:00pm
Show length: 90min.
The Orchid and the Crow – 3:00pm on July 3rd (Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave)
To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 3:00 PM show on Friday, July 3rd please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Orchid and the Crow” by 7pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
From the creators of Die Roten Punkte…
When death looks you in the eye, whom do you turn to? Your psychologist? God? … Or Lance Armstrong?
★★★★ “Whip-smart, hilarious and deeply moving.” TheAge
★★★★ “Orchid and Crow turns divine vengeance into comedy gold.” Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ “A riot of entertainment. Sharp and big-hearted.” Time Out Melbourne
Thu 2 Jul–8:15pm
Fri 3 Jul–3:00pm
Sun 5 Jul –3:00pm
Mon 6 Jul –10:15pm
Tue 7 Jul –10:30pm
Fri 10 Jul – 11:30pm
Sat 11 Jul – 5:45pm
Show length: 90min.
OverTime – 8:45 PM on July 3rd (Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College St)
To be entered into the draw for a pair of tickets to the 8:45 PM show on Friday, July 3rd please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “OverTime” by 7pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Darby, a young playwright, has been living with his mentor Carla, who suffers with MS. When Darby shares his latest play it strikes all too closely to his mentor’s life. Tensions escalate as Carla is confronted by Jewel, a new friend of Darby’s, and her father Linus regarding a painful incident from Carla’s past she wishes to bury forever.
Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8:15pm
Friday, July 3, 2015, 8:45pm
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 7:30pm
Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 2:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:30pm
Show length: 90min.